Legendary Serengeti Camp
Serengeti National Park, Northern Tanzania
Legendary Serengeti mobile camp offers a luxurious way to explore the Serengeti in Northern Tanzania, moving throughout the year to ensure the best position for your safari. All guests are given a private safari vehicle and guide for total flexibility.
At a Glance
An authentic safari experience with plenty of home comforts
Guaranteed exclusive use of the camp for groups of six or more
All guests enjoy a private safari vehicle and guide, offering total flexibility on safari
Location of the camp moves seasonally to ensure a prime location for game-viewing year-round
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Located in different positions throughout the year, Legendary Serengeti mobile camp offers the ideal location for your safari, whenever you are traveling. Situated in the beautiful northern part of the park from July until November, down south from December until April and in the west from May until mid July, the camp moves seasonally to follow the great migration herds.
The camp itself is stylish and comfortable, with just the right balance of adventure and luxury. There are large wooden beds with beautiful crisp linens, beautiful wooden and brass furnishings, and safari chairs to the front of your tent where you can watch the world go by between game drives. Each tent is en-suite with a bucket shower (part of the adventure) and each morning warm water will be brought to your tent for washing your face. This is a wonderful way to experience an authentic safari, inspired by the early explorers on their first expeditions to this beautiful part of East Africa.
All guests are given a private safari vehicle and guide, which is a real treat, ensuring you dictate the pace of your game-drives and spend time with the wildlife that most interests you. The camp is split into two parts, with six or seven tents on one side, and four or five on the other. Each faces a different way and operates entirely separately, with its own mess tent and dining area, so the maximum number of guests in camp will be 14. Groups of six or more guests are guaranteed an exclusive camp, ideal for several friends traveling together or a family group wanting even more flexibility and privacy.
There are 11 tents in total at the camp, but it is split in two, so there will be 6 or 7 tents in one camp and 5 or 4 tents in the other. Each tent has twin or king sized beds, and it is possible to add an extra bed to tents if needed. There are mosquito nets around the tent, and gauze on the windows. There is no air-conditioning or fans, and hair-dryers are not permitted due to power supplies. Each has an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and heated bucket shower.
There is no age restriction at the camp, but parent should consider whether this kind of safari is appropriate for young children - if you need advice, just call one of our travel consultants. The camp is unfenced, so wildlife can and does roam through camp (although of course there are Maasai askari warriors on hand to keep watch both day a night), and there are no specific children's facilities here, however babysitting can be arranged on request, at an additional cost. Children can go on game-drives at the manager's discretion.
Game-drives are the main focus of your safari activities here, in closed vehicles to keep the dust at bay - each has large windows and a pop-top roof for photographic opportunities, however. Bush breakfasts, picnic lunches and sundowners are all possible, and hot air ballooning is possible when the camp is in the Western Corridor. Walking safaris and night drives are only available in the Maswa reserve when the camp is in the southern Serengeti/Maswa region.
Location & Directions
Serengeti National Park, Northern Tanzania
The mobile camp moves around the Serengeti seasonally, and is typically found in these locations (subject to change):
July - Nov - Northern Serengeti, approximately 45-minutes from the Kogatende airstrip
Dec - Apr: Southern Serengeti, Maswa, approximately 45-minutes from Mwiba airstrip and 2-hours from Ndutu airstrip
May - Jul: Western Serengeti, approximately 25-minutes from Grumeti airstrip.
When to go
Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.
December to March, is the Wildebeest calving season. In April and May, the rut begins and the plains dry out so the herd begin the journey north. June and July, the migration gathers momentum and the herds enter the Serengeti Western Corridor. It's here that the wildebeest and their newborn calves meet their first serious barrier in the form of the Grumeti River and its vast crocodiles. Between August and November, the migration reaches its northern range: the grasslands on either bank of the crocodile-infested Mara River which the herds must cross not once, but twice, as they complete their migration.